Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has signed forward Thomas Hoggarth to a two-year contract, pending league approval.
“Thomas is a welcome addition to our team and will certainly play a contributing role in our future success beginning next season,” said Carey. “He has had success playing with Shawn Evans and we feel he will fit in really well with our offense while also adding size and depth. Thomas is a total team guy and has the versatility to play both offense and defense if needed.”
Acquired by Rochester on Feb. 27 as a part of a multi-player deal with the Buffalo Bandits, Hoggarth missed the entire 2019-20 season due to injury.
The 25-year-old forward is coming off a banner year in 2018-19 that saw him produce career-highs in goals (29), assists (32) and points (61) in 17 games with the Bandits. He finished the season third on the team in goals and fourth in points before adding three assists in two postseason appearance while helping Buffalo advance to the NLL Finals.
A native of Lakefield, Ontario, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound forward has totaled 77 points on 40 goals and 37 assists in 50 career NLL games with Buffalo and Vancouver.